Posts by EC blog team

Evening for the Artists

The Minnesota community hosted an Evening for Artists on President’s Day. It was held at Father Andrew’s parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul, and consisted of a holy hour, a “high” Mass celebrated ad orientum with incense, and a social with appetizers, musical performances, and art on display. One highlight was the two […]

The Joy of Mission

During Lent, we remember to pray for our missionaries across the globe…and especially for Luke and Katie, who went with FIDESCO to serve our brothers in Manila.

Love Story Project – Jacqueline...

In the past two+ weeks fifteen couples shared their “Love Stories” in this blog, leading us to this celebration of St. Valentine’s day and drawing us closer to the Source of their love. However, the beauty of a sacramental marriage continues – beyond the St. Valentine’s day, beyond Ash Wednesday, into the Lent, and all […]

Love Story Project – Rosemary &...

March 1980, New York, both attend a day of prayer and recollection and are distracted. 😉 by each other’s presence.

Ash Wednesday & Valentine’...

We recently celebrated the Feast of the Presentation, a day dedicated to all the forms of consecrated life. At the end of the parish liturgy, the priest called for all the consecrated (or discerners) to stand in front of the altar. He then gave us each a white rose in gratitude for our “yes” to […]

Love Story Project – Patricia &...

My first impression of him was: stiff, serious guy that never smiles and knows nothing about the “real world”. He was not the kind of guy I wanted to hang out with.

Love Story Project – Autumn �...

We first met while playing frisbee on my college campus. Although Autumn doesn’t remember meeting me, I certainly remember her.

Love Story Project – Eva &...

Although both French, born very near each other in Paris within one month, we met in New York City. Eva was a student and Bertrand was an intern. We were then 23 years old.

Love Story Project – Roses ...

The love story below is far from the “happily ever after” promised in fairy tales and Disney movies. All the more so, then, does it testify to the grace that comes from the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

Love Story Project – Marie ...

Marie and I met sometime in the fall of 1998 through the LifeTeen youth group at our parish in Austin, TX. Marie was born and raised in Texas while my family and I are from Milano, Italy.

Do you like what you see? Add a comme...

Dear brothers and sisters in the Emmanuel Community, and all readers of this blog! What you are seeing and reading on this website is a service of the Emmanuel Community. Many brothers and sisters (it may include you) dedicated their time to bring you these stories, testimonies and photographs. When you read a particular blog […]

Love Story Project – Kate &...

Soon after Christmas, Tom invited me to go ice-skating on what seemed to be the most frigid day in Minnesota. This, of course, was the first of many dates that followed.

Love Story Project – Alejandra ...

In early December of 2009, I received a message from an American man living abroad in Italy. My first thought? “Oh no! Not someone abroad!” I ignored the message and went about my business.

Love Story Project – Gwénaëlle ...

We were both 37 years old and realized we pretty much each knew what we wanted in life. We asked a married couple to help us ask each other the right questions in order to discern, to make up our minds and see if we wanted to get married together.

Love Story Project – Hannah �...

Love Story Project – Hannah & Chris

In 2011 Chris and Hannah were in their first year of law school. Both were focused their studies but also on staying near the Lord.

Love Story Project – Caroline &...

We met for the first time at the ages of 18 and 22 but it was only a few years later, through an Emmanuel Community Youth prayer group, that we started to get to know each other better.

Love Story Project – Amy &...

In the summer of 2005, Amy was preparing for a World Youth Day pilgrimage in Cologne, Germany when Thomas first contacted her through AveMariaSingles

Our brother – Fr Philippe Chri...

Dear brothers and sisters, On this day of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus, it is with great joy that we share: the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed our brother Fr Philippe Christory, Bishop of Chartres, France He entered the Emmanuel Community in 1984, and made his commitment in 1991, Philippe was ordained priest […]

Love Story Project – Louisiane ...

I left my family to go to study in another city in our country. I had several contenders at that time. I noticed Emeric at the daily Masses in parish, he attended before going to work.

Love Story Project – Berenice &...

Bérénice is from Grenoble in the French Alps (most beautiful mountains in the world 🙂 ) and Pierre-Eloi is from Versailles (yes, the castle near Paris).